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MacKinnon Country House Hotel

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Kyleakin IV41 8PQ, Scotland (Formerly the Dunringell Hotel)
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Vancouver, Canada
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73 reviews
17 hotel reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This property needs some real changes but the sad thing is, they could be done quite easily. When we arrived it was early afternoon around 1:30pm and we had a reservation. We didn't really expect that our rooms would be ready, but there is always a chance. The cold, unfriendly greeting we received by a young woman should have been... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We found the guest house comfortable and pleasant. In addition to breakfast the restaurant provided meals. The food was very good, but I thought a little expensive. Checkin time of 4pm was a little unusual which did not inconvenience us, but I know would inconvenience others. I would stay here again. It had a comfortable lounge and bar to sit... More 

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Marsworth
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed for a one night stopover on our way to The Three Chimneys (see separate review). I can see where many of the reviews of Mackinnon Country House Hotel are coming from, but as far as we were concerned it served its purpose for a stopover of one night perfectly. Our room was small and dated but had everything... More 

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Falls Church, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a wonderful experience at the Mackinnon Country House Hotel, primarily due to the great location and the excellent service from the staff. Some reviewers have advised against staying in Kyleakin, but we loved being away from the crowds of tourists in places like Portree. In addition, many B&Bs on Skye are right off the main roads. The Mackinnon... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked this hotel after looking at the web site. We were totally misled. The pictures and menus bore no relation to what we found when we got there. This place needs a lot of TLC and it could be lovely. The grounds are delightful, or would be if they were tidied up a bit. Similarly the building itself. We... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was my fave hotel throughout my trip. Good - Staff, rooms, service, breakfast included, luggage service, excellent breakfast with WW2 theme surroundings, fridge in room, quiet. Bad - Tv too small and plumbing dated. This hotel is at the beginning of the isle of Skye and a good place to base yourself from for one night however if you... More 

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Although the decor in the rooms could do with updating the excellent service and the comfy bed made up for first appearances. We had a great night and were well looked after by the excellent and welcoming staff. Travis and Matthew were extremely hospitable and cheerfully ensured all our needs were catered for in the bar. The food was very... More 

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Darien
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed our stay at MacKinnon Country House. Our daughter was ill and front desk person (who seemed to do everything at the hotel) was very helpful. Rooms were clean and comfortable. Breakfast was very good.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed with a group of friends on the way to John O'Groats by bike. As an overnighter for this sort of trip (i.e. in and out) it's fine apart from the really miserable woman on the front desk who looked like she had swallowed a wasp nest when we arrived topped up with a pint of vinegar when we departed.... More 

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nailsworth
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Quite surprised to be greeted by a very grumpy person who gave the impression that she didn't really want 12 cyclists staying in her hotel. The room I shared was a bit small but fine. Dinner was good served by a friendly helpful waitress. The following morning the grumpy lady was back and furious when we asked for cereals. Not... More 

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